On November 25, the United Nations General Assembly's Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural) approved without a vote a new draft resolution sponsored by Brazil and Germany on the right to privacy in the digital age. The new resolution added a reference to metadata in the context of digital surveillance, highlighting that metadata can be used to compile personal profiles of individuals and affirming the responsibilities of private parties when dealing with personal data. The draft resolution must still be voted on by the U.N. General Assembly.

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